History of Scotland
This Land is Our Land
At the start of the 19th century, everything familiar was swept away.
People fled from the countryside into the industrial towns of
Scotland's central belt. Rural workers became factory workers - in some
of the worst conditions in Europe. This new Scotland became a seedbed
of revolution. But it wasn't just force that kept the Scottish people
in their place, it was fantasy. Neil Oliver reveals how Sir Walter
Scott created so powerful a myth, it haunts the Scots collective
imagination to this day.